“Sawed off shotgun, hand on the pump/left hand on a forty, (puffin on a blunt)” (Cypress Hill)



I’m not MLK but I had a dream last night: I was haunted by a blue thing. It caught me and put me in the past. This means before blogs, before internet, before street art. The velocity of the whole operation kinda ripped my skin off but I was feeling it, like a sweet pain. Probably like the same kind of pain that people feel when they pierce their skin, but I don’t know, I don’t even have earrings. There I am in a twister that takes me downward like Alice in wonderland. I can do nothing but scream. I am not worried but an “aaagh” of an undisclosed amount of seconds (were those minutes?) keeps coming out of my mouth till I land on my ass on a New York street. I look around if I can see somebody skate a cellar door or something but no, here I am at a crossroads where I can only see girls in pastel blue skirts and men in greased hairstyles. Neon signs on cafeterias got me attracted so I try to walk but a pointed skinny woodden thing with wheels materializes under my feet and I can’t quit it. I push my way to that cafeteria and I go in to sip an espresso. To my surprise the cup is stupid big, not like those they serve here in Italy. This means that to have my coffee I have time. I spend a few minutes in that spot (were those hours?). While I sip it I look at the walls of the cafeteria and I can’t do nothing but notice these art pieces framed. It seems like they overstretched some comic illustration to make them. While I try to read the signature of the artist I woke up from the doorbell. It was Ferdi C from Boardcore srl and he was all excited. He said that he had an anticipation for me from the next Santa Cruz collection. I was kinda mad at him for waking me up from such a weird but enjoyable dream but there you go: my dream is now reality and it’s in Ferdi’s hands. One of the most hystorical icons in streetwear got a remix in a pop art style that gets all my love and more. I really feel this combination of colour straight outta Superman costume and the result is sweet to my eyes. Screaming hand, one of the masterpieces out of the gifted hand of Jim Phillips, is so modern that it can even indulge in trips in the past, to return to the present as a winner once again. Next season designs from Santa Cruz collection will include this “Pop hand” and, you guessed it, you’d better not sleep on this: not everybody has sweet dreams as I do…

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